Mississippi continues to make progress toward a healthier future, and the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is facilitating this progress by providing the resources, funding, and leadership needed to continue in our commitment to a healthy Mississippi. The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation Award Programs were established to recognize commendable efforts in health and wellness.
The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation established the Healthy Hometown Awards program to encourage and reward exemplary community health and wellness. The winning municipalities are those that have made the most strides in creating a healthy community and demonstrated the highest level of commitment to a healthy culture. These awards assist our municipal leaders in their efforts to make their communities - and ultimately our state - a healthier place to live.
The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation's Healthy School Awards program recognizes and rewards public schools with health policies and programs that promote healthy eating, physical activity, staff wellness, tobacco-free lifestyles among students and staff, and parental and community involvement. The criteria for this award are based on state and national school health standards. The goal of this award is to motivate Mississippi schools to create and maintain healthy school environments.